ABOUT US

The small yet perfectly formed DISCUS team.

 

DISCUS (Discretionary Investment Services Coming Under Scrutiny) pronounced ‘discuss’ is the brainchild of Gillian Hepburn and Abbie Knight (née Tanner). Their vision is to create a platform to deliver quality insight, discussion and debate on the UK outsourced investment market, particularly discretionary propositions. A single port of call for financial advisers to learn more about the solutions on offer and engage directly with investment providers – a first step toward finding the right partner for their clients and their business.

EXPERIENCED, PASSIONATE AND FOCUSED ON BUILDING THE COMMUNITY.

GILLIAN HEPBURN

GILLIAN HEPBURN

Director, Discretionary Partnerships

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m. 07860 474 528

Gillian has more than 25 years’ experience working in financial services. Her expertise spans due diligence, research, consultancy and proposition development for financial advisers, platform providers and asset managers.

ABBIE KNIGHT

ABBIE KNIGHT

Director, Marketing & Community

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m. 07590 996 560

Abbie has more than 18 years’ financial services experience. She is a marketing and business consultant to financial advisers, boutique wealth managers and asset management firms. She often presents at industry forums.

MEY PARNIAN

MEY PARNIAN

Intern, Administration & Social Media

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m. 07799 103 824

A fourth year student studying BSc (Hons) Business Management and Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, Mey is tasked with supporting the varied needs of our growing start-up business.

Why DISCUS? The market is ready.

Over the last five years there has been an explosion of interest in discretionary management from financial advisers. With this trend set to continue, never has there been a better time to launch a service for advisers to discover, compare and ‘discuss’ the discretionary propositions available in the market. Enter DISCUS. Your first port of call when evaluating discretionary services and their fit with your needs.

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WHAT YOU’LL GET FROM DISCUS

CONVENIENCE

Learn about, compare and discuss outsourced investments, without leaving your desk (or smartphone!).

INSIGHT

Hear the very latest news and views directly from our DFM contributors and other market commentators.

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CLARITY

Gain clarity on the investment services offered by each DFM, before undertaking detailed due diligence.

INNOVATION

From the way we communicate with you to the ideas, opinion and debate we encourage via this platform.